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Marshalls Register Awards 2010 North West Region

Crystalclear received the award for the Best driveway transformation over £ 5,000

Peter Montgomery and myself receiving this prestigious award


The Marshalls Register award for the Best Driveway Transformation


Driveway before
http://www.landscapejuicenetwork.com/photo/drivesettduobefore-2?context=user

Driveway after
http://www.landscapejuicenetwork.com/photo/drivesettduoafter-1?context=user
http://www.landscapejuicenetwork.com/photo/drivesettduo-1?context=user
http://www.landscapejuicenetwork.com/photo/drivesettduoafter1-1?context=user

I would like to give a big thank you to all the Marshall's staff for putting on a well organised presentation and fantastic night for the 2010 North West region register awards and I look forward to 2011 with the new ideas to be implemented for the Marshall's Installer scheme

Well done everyone

Crystalclear

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